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What's the difference between Core2Duo and Core2Quad?

chrix_jar
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Someone briefly describe that what is the difference between Core2Duo and Core2Quad processors.

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AlHill
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A core 2 duo has 2 cores and 2 threads.

A core 2 quad has 4 cores and 4 threads.

 

Example: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=35605,42920

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The Core 2 Quad also had two dual-core dies​ that worked together. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 for more information.

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chrix_jar
Beginner
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Which processor is good in performance because the comparison shows Core2Duo is more costly comparing to Core2Quad. Is this mean Core2Duo is more higher in performance than Core2Quad?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The prices you see today are simply the result of marketing forces (supply and demand) and nothing to do with performance. ​The Core 2 Quad is easily the better performer.

I​ agree with Al. Don't waste your money on stuff this old. That's just throwing good money for bad. Purchase something far newer; your performance will be significantly better and your power budget far lower.

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AlHill
Super User
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You do not want to look at core2 duo or quad. Ten years old, and not supported.

 

You want to look at an i3/5/7 8th gen processor to be up-to-date and supported.

 

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